Ramada to open first hotel in Oman

The Ramada Qurum Beach ... ready for opening.

Ramada International Hotels & Resorts, a division of Marriott International, has announced it will open the brand's first hotel in Oman under a franchise agreement.

The 92-room Ramada Hotel Qurum Beach will be the fourth hotel of the brand in the GCC after Ramada hotels in Dubai, Doha and Bahrain.

"We look forward to the opening of this beautiful new hotel. Oman is a wonderful location in the Middle East and we are planning to continue expansion throughout the region," said Reas Kondraschow, senior vice president and managing director, Ramada International Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel will be located between the airport and the main business district close to the Al Qurum beach and in the middle of the embassy district in Muscat.

The hotel will have 73 double rooms, 17 one-bedroom suites and two two-bedroom suites. For dining and entertainment, there will be a coffee shop and a specialty restaurant. Other amenities include a gift shop, fitness centre and sauna.

"The Ramada Hotel Qurum Beach will maintain Ramada International's five pillars- a restful sleep, an invigorating shower, a well-trained staff, an exceptional level of cleanliness, and the Ramada Mornings Breakfast," said a spokesman.